FENCING: Peterborough man wins a British Championship silver

Local fencer Chris Howser, a 43 year-old from Yarwell, won a silver medal in the 68-strong men's epee event at the British Veterans Championships in Gloucester recently.

Thursday, 10th March 2016, 3:57 pm
Updated Thursday, 10th March 2016, 4:01 pm
Silver medallist Chris Howser.

The championships are open to all fencers aged 40 and over and after winning it last year, Howser started as the number one seed.

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He had a tough last 16 fight against seven-times winner Neal Mallett before edging through 8-7, then he proceeded comfortably to the final.

There he met former world pentathlon champion Richard Phelps and after an epic battle had to concede victory at 10-9 and settle for silver this time round.